ABC News announced network-wide climate coverage to celebrate and recognize Earth Day 2022 with live reports and analysis from each region of the United States all week. “Good Morning America,” “World News Tonight with David Muir,” “Nightline,” “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” “GMA3: What You Need to Know,” “Good Morning America: Weekend Edition,” ABC News Live, ABC News Digital and ABC Audio will have dedicated coverage.
Ginger Zeechief meteorologist and managing editor of the climate unit, kicked off ABC News’ coverage on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” on Sunday, April 17, as Zee discussed President Joe Biden’s progress on his climate agenda. Zee’s 2,000+ mile electric vehicle road trip starting in Times Square began on Monday, April 18, and culminates in Miami Beach, Florida, with live reports throughout the week on “GMA,” “Good Morning America: Weekend Edition” and “Nightline. ” The series examines the expansion of electric vehicles in America, and ABC News will stop at automotive manufacturing facilities and charging stations, helping to demystify electric vehicle ownership.
In addition to Zee’s road trip, “Good Morning America” will feature daily segments, including on professional rock climber Alex Honnold’s trip to Guyana’s Amazon rainforest for National Geographic’s “Explorer: The Last Tepui” as well as eco-friendly small businesses and forest protection with broadcasts live from treetops in a partnership with National Geographic. Next week, chief national correspondent Matt Gutman will report from a South African rhino sanctuary on the birth of the first baby rhino to two orphans.
“World News Tonight with David Muir” aired a report on Monday, April 18, from correspondent Kayna Whitworth on the Colorado River and how the record-setting megadrought out West impacts water resources for millions of Americans. “World News Tonight” will feature Honnold’s climb of the tepui as part of his trip with National Geographic.
“Nightline” aired a piece on sustainable fashion on Monday, April 18, looking at the industry as a whole, where 85% of waste ends up in a garbage dump. The program will also cover the climate issues facing the Colorado River with reporting from Whitworth.
ABC News has partnered with Teen Vogue for a story about the impacts of climate change on mental health in high school students and how to combat eco-anxiety. Zee will have interviews with some of the students for “GMA3: What You Need to Know” and a digital story and video featured on ABCNews.com.
ABC News Live will air content from ABC Owned Television Stations, highlighting individuals across the country doing meaningful work in their communities to address climate change and the environment. ABC News Live Prime will take a look at climate challenges facing communities inside the United States and potential solutions.
ABC News Digital will feature stories about how the video game industry is tackling climate change, youth-led lawsuits as hundreds sue states over climate change, as well as a video on the future of renewable energy. GMA Digital will feature a series with Zee showingcasing ways to make your life more sustainable, from your beauty routine to inside and outside your home.
A special edition of ABC News Radio‘Perspective’ will spotlight reports focused on climate change and Earth Day.
comes to a close, ABC News announced its annual two-hour primetime special highlighting the biggest moments of a historic year. With the country still fighting COVID-19, a groundbreaking inauguration, the Capitol insurrection, and continued opposition for racial justice, 2021 proved to be a year any other in modern-day history. “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts anchors “The Year: 2021” alongside a team of ABC News anchors and correspondents on MONDAY, DEC. 27 (9:00-11:00 pm EST/PST), on ABC. Watch the special on demand and on Hulu the day following the premiere. “The Year: 2021” features reports on the history-defining events of the year, including breakthroughs in space exploration and vaccines, the race to save the planet from global warming, and how America continues to rebuild and reopen following two years of living in a pandemic, as well as the most talked about times in pop culture, such as milestones in movies and television.
The special will include ABC News’ “World News Tonight” anchor David Muir, “Good Morning America” co-anchors George Stephanopoulos and Michael Strahan and contributor Lara Spencer, “Nightline” co-anchors JuJu Chang and Byron Pitts, “This Week” co-anchor and chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz, host Tamron Hall, chief meteorologist Ginger Zee, chief Washington correspondent Jonathan Karl, congressional correspondent Rachel Scott, transportation correspondent Gio Benitez, correspondents Janai Norman and Kaylee Hartungreporter Will Ganss and contributors Sarah Isgur and Yvette Simpson. Additional appearances include country music star Jimmie Allenactress Ryan Michelle Bath, Kevin Frazier (“Entertainment Tonight”), television personality Katie NolanOlympian Michael Phelps“The Undefeated” reporter Kelley L. CarterTV host Brett Erlich and actor and “Love Island USA” narrator Matthew Hoffmanwriter and podcast producer Danny Pellegrino and legal analyst Emily D. Baker. “The Year: 2021” is produced by ABC News. John R. Green is executive producer.